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Uncovering a Neuroendocrine Link to Female-Selective Pain

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Frank Porreca, PhD
Associate Department Head, Pharmacology; Member of the Graduate Faculty; Professor, Anesthesiology; Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP; Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP; Professor, Pharmacology
University of Arizona

Dr. Porreca is professor of pharmacology and anesthesiology and a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. His laboratory studies mechanisms of chronic pain states including neuropathic, inflammatory, visceral, headache and cancer pain and mechanisms of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. He has trained many students and post-doctoral fellows and has published many peer-reviewed papers and other scientific writings. Among his awards and recognition, Dr. Porreca was the recipient of the Ronald Melzack Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain, the F.W. Kerr Award from the American Pain Society and the P.D. Wall Award from the British Pain Society.

Additional Information

Meeting ID:818 5271 6738

Password: 165491

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the high female prevalence of pain disorders
  • Identify key brain areas linking stress to pain effectors
  • Describe a female-selective mechanism by which stress promotes pain
CME Credit/Disclaimer

CME Credit Provided by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 8:00am


Tucson area
Arizona Health Sciences Center
Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ


Adriana O'Dell
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Neurology
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